Inside Out and Back Again
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I went through the process to become certified to teach English as a Second Language.In this way Lai is able to separate out the things that happen only once on a specific day and those things that occur frequently. It is at once complex and straightforward, nuanced, and simple. The Big Time This is a wonderful book to help kids understand what immigration can be like (and to some degree, how it feels to be a new student from a far away place).
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At a tumultuous time, a ten-year-old often has troubles of her own, sometimes unrelated to the bigger picture.She works hard to learn English to overcome the differences and challenges, and I really admire her for that. The Last Continent It felt like home.A vietnamese girl in 1975 who is struggling with her family to either stay or leave South Vietnam after the Communism party is taking over. The Darkest Star This was not a bad book at all by any means.As the Americans pull out of the war and Saigon is about to fall, Ha and her family escape the country via ship. Child of God She is a Vietnamese girl among Americans.
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Still they must move forward to escape certain death. In a wholly charming way, it showed me that for this ten-year-old, the impossibility of the English language is as much of a struggle as the fall of Saigon and escaping Vietnam by hiding in a cramped boat across the seas. She becomes a target because she looks different and speaks with an accent.Another reason I loved this book is that I was able to connect and relate to her struggles.
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Their lives in Saigon are torn asunder when the city is attacked by the North, and they are fortunate to escape via a river route. I thought the fact that the author could get you to feel so much for the characters with so few words was amazing. I always love a good verse novel, and this book was just that.If they stay in Vietnam they would likely be caught up in the throes of a lost war facing a dark, uncertain future.